|By Business Wire||
|November 12, 2012 05:02 PM EST||
Syntellia today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its revolutionary typing app Fleksy™. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 29 product categories.
Syntellia’s Fleksy uses a predictive text technology to make screen typing easy on smartphones. Fleksy is a virtual keyboard solution that outperforms all current market offerings both in terms of input speed and accuracy. Syntellia’s patented technology boasts superior auto-correct features that dramatically improve typing on touch sensitive devices. Syntellia’s autocorrect engine and interface are so powerful and intuitive that visually impaired users have been able to type as easily as sighted people on a touch screen device.
“We are honored to be recognized by the CEA for our innovation,” Ioannis Verdelis, co-founder and COO, said. “Our company is a group of entrepreneurs who are always chasing the next revolution in consumer technology; we happen to be especially proud of Fleksy – while it is intended as a universally applicable technology, the ability to help blind people use text effectively is a proud feat.”
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.
Syntellia’s Fleksy app will be on display at The Venetian during the 2013 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 6 in the South Seas Ballroom C at Mandalay Bay.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
- Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
- Aesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
- The product’s intended use/function and user value
- Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
- How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace
Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.
Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on http://cesweb.org/Awards/CES-Innovations-Awards.aspx, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
About Syntellia, Inc.
Inspired by the application of artificial intelligence in everyday technology, Syntellia was formed by entrepreneurs with a successful track record to bring disruptive innovation to computing and mobile markets. The company’s flagship product Fleksy revolutionizes typing on smartphones through patented predictive text technology. Syntellia’s autocorrect engine and interface are so powerful and intuitive that visually impaired users have been able to type as easily as sighted people through Fleksy on a touch screen device. For more information please visit www.syntellia.com.